Muhammad Ali Quote
Quoted in Chicago Tribune, 16 May 1975
As quoted in: Ebony, March 1985, p. 140
“Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I'm not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters of the darker people the world over.”
As quoted in "Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties" (Verso, 2005) by Mike Marqusee, p. 214
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsMuhammad Ali
Born: January 17, 1942 (age 72)
Bio: Muhammad Ali is an American former professional boxer, philanthropist and social activist. Considered a cultural icon, Ali has both been idolized and vilified.